21 October 2006

Stopped Clocks

Instapundit points us to this study of academics showing that they are out of step with the general population. They are, and I'm sure that's a tragedy, but that doesn't mean that they're wrong. To cite two examples from the article:
Almost one-third of professors cite the United States as among the top two greatest threats to international stability -- more than cited Iran, China, or Iraq.

Fifty-four percent of professors say U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is partially responsible for the growth of Islamic militancy.
Certainly, no one can doubt that US foreign policy is partially responsible for the growth of Islamo-fascism. After all, with a different US foreign policy, Israel would have long since been pushed back into the sea. The US is the greatest threat to "international stability," and proudly so. The professors are quite correct; where they go wrong is wishing for the stability of evil regimes.

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